Hungarian Gems Series: Stars of the Future

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BARTÓK: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94b 
LÁSZLÓ DUBROVAY: Hungarian Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra
HUBAY: Carmen Fantasie
LISZT: Hungarian Fantasy

Performed by: Gáspár Kelemen, Teo Gertler violin, Dániel Ali Lugosi clarinet, Mihály Boros piano
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: András Keller

The programme of the classical music talent show, Virtuosos, focussing on the young stars of the future, encompasses more than one and a half centuries. The earliest composition, by Liszt, was written in the first half of the 1850s. Its most recent piece, Hungarian Rhapsody, for clarinet and orchestra by László Dubrovay was completed in 2006, commissioned back then for the Mahler Jubilee. Dániel Ali Lugosi plays the solo of the piece this time. There will be another rhapsody: Béla Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 completed in 1928 and dedicated to József Szigeti. This time, it will be performed by Gáspár Kelemen. Mihály Boros will get the lion’s share in the performance of the virtuoso Hungarian Phantasy so dear to our hearts. The programme will present another brilliant 19th-century phantasy: the pivotal music educator and violinist Jenő Hubay garnered his first great success as a composer with his Carmen Fantasie, written in 1876 based on Bizet’s opera. Teo Gerler will prove his exceptional talent by performing it.